4 killed in DUI-related car crash in Arizona

The driver believed responsible for a wreck in Arizona that killed three individuals and an unborn child is facing criminal charges for the incident. According to reports, this car crash occurred near the end of July in Tuscon. It was a single-vehicle accident in which all of the victims were passengers in the accused's car.

Police claim that a 26-year-old male lost control of his automobile and crashed into a tree on the side of the road. This incident reportedly happened just before 2 a.m. on July 27, on North Country Club Road at the East 6th Street intersection. Each of the victims passed away before being transported for medical care.

The driver believed responsible for this accident was also injured in the crash. He was transported to the hospital shortly after the wreck and remained there for quite some time. According to law enforcement officials, it is believed that alcohol use contributed to the tragedy. Upon release from the hospital, the accused was booked into jail and charged with manslaughter -- four counts total. Bond has been established in this case at $400,000.

In accordance with the laws of Arizona, the family members of the victims may pursue compensation for their losses, on top of prosecutors seeking to hold this individual criminally responsible for the car crash. Separate wrongful death claims may be filed for each of the victims in civil court. If the driver deemed responsible for the wreck is found negligent, those whose cases are successfully litigated may be awarded monetary relief for the various damages sustained as a result of this terrible tragedy.

Source: kvoa.com, "Driver in fatal crash charged with four counts of manslaughter", Scott Oathout, Aug. 19, 2015

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